Our Best 2018 Workplace Culture Articles

A year-end look at the top workplace culture content from Longitudes.

For all the strides our global society made in 2018, much work remains in building workplaces that reflect the great diversity we see in our everyday lives.

These are workplaces where anybody can contribute and advance through the leadership ranks regardless of gender, race or socioeconomic status.

As research tells us, this isn’t just about doing the right thing (though important). The more diverse your workforce, the more diverse your thought – and the better your financial performance. The numbers don’t lie.

So as we set our sights on 2019, let’s aspire for not just the better workplace of the future but the better workplace of right now.

The stories below highlight the urgency of this challenge, as well as the leaders moving us closer to more equitable workplaces.

Imagine a workplace where people of all colors and races are able to climb every rung of the corporate ladder – and where the lessons we learn about diversity at work actually transform the things we do, think and say outside the office.

Here’s a three-part plan for achieving real equality where it matters most. Read more 

At Greyston Bakery, they believe a job can change everything. That’s why, if you want a job, they give you a job – no questions asked. Read more

Butting heads with the same coworker again and again? These six tips will help you work with that person you just don’t like. Read more

As a society, the focus on our innovation must take into account those who are displaced by our advancements.

If the innovation hurts as many as it helps, it’s not progress. If the innovation can be cost-justified taking into account the retraining and reemployment of those displaced by the innovation, that’s progress. Read more

Golf is in Patrina King’s blood. Ever since she was little, she had a club in her hand. And now she’s intent on showing other businesswomen the value of hitting the links.

Patrina argues that there is no more powerful tool in business than networking – and no better place to build meaning relationships than the golf course. Read more

If you missed them, check out our favorite logisticsmanufacturing, tech and innovation, sustainability, leadershipe-commerce and small business stories of 2018. 

Brian Hughes is Managing Editor of Longitudes and co-host of Longitudes Radio.

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